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Supporters of Deniss Calovskis protest in Latvia last August against the hacker's extradition to the U.S. After seven months in U.S. custody, the Latvian national has pled guilty to computer intrusion conspiracy. (Credit: AP)

Gozi Virus Hacker Pleads Guilty To US Charges

A Latvian hacker pled guilty in New York federal court on Friday to helping create the destructive Gozi computer virus, which infected more than one million computers worldwide, including some belonging to NASA.

  • BREAKING: N.D. Judge Limits Water Rule Injunction To 13 States

    A federal judge in North Dakota on Friday refused to impose a nationwide injunction on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recent rule clarifying the scope of the Clean Water Act, instead limiting it to the 13 states that sued the agency in his court.

  • Legal Sector Lost 2,000 Jobs In August, Report Says

    The legal services sector lost a hefty 2,000 jobs in August, according to a Friday report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a figure that one expert says is a sign that firms are being more conservative as they move into the last part of the year.

  • SEC Says Its Judges Are Constitutional In Enforcement Opinion

    A divided U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday rejected a claim that its in-house judges are unconstitutional when it ruled to sanction a financial planner who allegedly misled investors with his “Buckets of Money” wealth management strategy.

  • Gay Couples Get Marriage Licenses In Defiant Ky. County

    After a recalcitrant Kentucky county clerk was jailed for contempt for refusing to issue marriage licenses in protest of same-sex marriage, the deputy clerks in her office started to do so Friday morning, according to published reports.

  • Texas Abortion Law Challenged At Supreme Court

    After the U.S. Supreme Court twice upheld a district court's injunction stopping a controversial abortion law in Texas from going into effect, health clinics in the state asked the high court Thursday to make a final decision as to whether the law itself is legal.

  • Genzyme Pays $32.5M Criminal Fine For Seprafilm Marketing

    Sanofi SA unit Genzyme Corp. agreed Thursday to a roughly $32.5 million fine to resolve criminal charges that it encouraged surgeons to use its Seprafilm surgical product in unapproved ways that contaminated it, and suggested without enough proof that it was safe for certain cancer surgeries.